Wedding presents are always tricky. How do you get a meaningful gift and avoid the last minute panic purchase of a set of matching toasters?
When my amazing American friend married her British boy, I knew that I had to celebrate the distance they had both travelled to get to that point.
So I found a map from where they were both born (you have no idea how hard it is to find a map of Michigan in London!), and then made the above heart.
Simple but fitting.
General Bunny is back – and this time he’s hearty. The reason for his appearance over two weeks before V Day is to shout about the runawaykiwi sale!
Take a look at the entire range on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Runawaykiwi
As a special present to my bloggy followers, if you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘General Bunny loves you’ – I will give you a whopping 15% off. Not only that, but if you get your act together there is even time to ship it to NZ and around the world.
Happy heart day y’all.
Now that it is post-Christmas, I can finally shout about the gift I gave my parents and sister.
As a family, we love food and travel (as evidenced by both my sister and I currently living in London, and the way I can no longer fit into my jeans). So I decided to combine these two passions and make a recipe book full of photos from our travels and recipes that we all adore (plus a couple that might just make it onto our regular repertoire).
I used Blurb to print them, and I think the final result was fantastic. With Blurb you download their software before starting, which allows you to create your own layouts.
If you want to make one yourself, I would HIGHLY recommend planning it before you start. I was so excited to begin that I just kind of threw the photos in and started adding recipes. This meant that I got about a quarter of the way through before realising that it had no flow and was a bit rubbish. Therefore it took much much longer than it should have.
The most entertaining thing was that I didn’t actually have any photos that I could use – they were all in New Zealand on a hard drive. So in the most unsubtle way possible, I had to ask the whanau for all the images. I think they guessed something was up, but they still loved the final product!